Brotherhood

Brotherhood

Directed by Meryam Joobeur

Genre Fiction
Country Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden
Year 2018
Length 25 min
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version English subtitles, French subtitles, Arab + English

Synopsis

Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. Tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point.

Themes

family relationships, rural, brother-sister relationships

Biography

Tunisian-American writer/director Meryam Joobeur is a graduate of Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montréal. She is currently developing three feature films including the feature version of ‘Brotherhood’ and has participated in the Berlinale Talent Lab (2016) TIFF Talent Lab (2016) and the Rawi Screenwriter’s Lab (2016).



Cast

Mom : Salha Nasraoui
Dad: Mohammed Houcine Grayaa
Borther 1: Malek Mechergui
Brother 2: Chaker Mechergui
Brother 3: Rayenne Mechergui
Reem: Jasmin Lazid

Team

Production

Habib Attia (Cinetelefilms), Sarra Ben-Hassen, Maria Gracia Turgeon (Midi la nuit), Meryam Joobeur, Annick Blanc, Andréas Rocksen

Script

Meryam Joobeur

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Vincent Gonneville

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Valérie-Jeanne Mathieu

EDITING Anouk Deschênes
Sound Théo Porcet, Jean-David Perron, Aymen Laabidi, Cult Nation
Music Peter Venne

Awards

Short Cuts Award for the Best Canadian Short – Toronto Int. Film Festival, 2018
Best Canadian Short Film, Audience Award – Festival du Nouveau Cinema, 2018
Tanit d’Or for the Best Fiction Short – Carthage Film Festival, 2018
ZBK Audience Award – Winterthur Int. Short Film Festival, 2018
Audience Award – Festival Images en Vues, 2018
Methexis Award for Best Short Film – MedFilm Festival, 2018
Best Canadian Short Film – Festival Int. du Film Francophone en Acadie, 2018
Canadian Short Work Award, AWFJ Best Female Directed Short Award – Whistler Film Festival, 2018
Jury’s Mention, Audience Mention – Regard Saguenay Int. Short Film Festival, 2019
Best Int. Short Film Award – Int. Film Festival of Uruguay, 2019
Golden Gate Award For Best Narrative Short – San Francisco Film Festival, 2019
Best Short Film (College Jury) – Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient, 2019
RCVQ Award for Best Short – Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, 2019
Best Short Film – Tanger Festival de Cinema Africano, 2019
Sunugal Award, Best Short Film Award – African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival, 2019
The Ellen Award, Jury Award for Drama – Aspen Shortfest, 2019
Best Director Award, Best Short Film – Longue Vue sur le Court Métrage, 2019
Best Fiction Short Film – Quebec Academy of Cinema, 2019
Best International Short Film – Short Shorts Film Festival, 2019
Best Short Film - Festival du Cinéma Tunisien, 2019
Grand Prix - Festival du Film Court en plein air de Grenoble, 2019
Best International Short Fiction - Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland, 2019
Best Interpretation Mohamed Houcine Grayee – Africajarc, 2019
BEST SHORT FILM AWARD - Durban Film Festival, South African, 2019


Festivals

Toronto Int. Film Festival, Canada - 2018
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Quebec - 2018
Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia - 2018
Winterthur Int. Short Film Festival, Switzerland - 2018
Festival Images en Vues, Quebec - 2018
MedFilm Festival, Italy - 2018
Stockholm Film Festival, Sweden - 2018
Festival Tous Écrans de Genève, Switzerland - 2018
Cairo Int. Film Festival, Egypt - 2018
Mediterranean Short Film Festival, Italy - 2018
Festival Visuelles, Canada - 2018
Ajyal Film Festival, Qatar - 2018
Air Canada, Canada - 2018
Toronto Arab Film Festival, Canada - 2018
Tozeur Int. Film Festival, Tunisia - 2018
FICFA, Canada - 2018
Whistler Film Festival, Canada - 2018
Sundance Film Festival, USA - 2019
Journées Cinématographiques de Kairouan, Tunisia - 2019
Short Waves Int. Film Festival, Poland - 2019
Festival de Cinéma de Sherbrooke, Canada - 2019
Tournai Ramdam Festival – Festival du Film qui dérange, Belgium - 2019
Short Film Gabes, Tunisia - 2019
Festival du Film Maghrébin de Montréal, Quebec - 2019
Festival Afro Urbain, Quebec - 2019
Regard Saguenay Short Film Festival, Quebec - 2019
ATESIB! African Film Festival, Israel - 2019
Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France - 2019
TIFF Canada’s Top Ten, Canada - 2019
Tampere Film Festival, Finland - 2019
Haifa Int. Film Festival, Palestine - 2019
African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival, Italy - 2019
Int. Film Festival of Uruguay, Uruguay - 2019
Sudan Independent Film Festival, Sudan - 2019
Rooftop Film Festival, USA - 2019
Nepal Human Rights Film Festival, Nepal - 2019
Boulder Int. Film Festival, USA - 2019
Cleveland Int. Short Film Festival, USA - 2019
Festival Court d’un Soir, Quebec - 2019
African Shorts – Semana del Corto Metraje, Spain - 2019
Aspen Shortfest, USA - 2019
Festival Longue Vue sur le Court, Quebec - 2019
San Francisco Film Festival, USA - 2019
Brussels Int. Short Film Festival, Belgium - 2019
Go Short, The Netherlands - 2019
Festival Alto Vicentino, Italy - 2019
Montclair, USA - 2019
Short Shorts Film Festival, Japan - 2019
Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient, France - 2019
Festival de Cinéma Africain de Tarifa/Tanger, Morocco - 2019
Atlanta Film Festival, USA - 2019
Seattle Int. Film Festival, USA - 2019
Busan Int. Short Film Festival, South Korea - 2019
CinemAfrica, Sweden - 2019
Oaxaca FilmFest, Mexico - 2019
Ransäter Film Festival, Sweden - 2019
Leiden Int. Short Film Festival, The Netherlands - 2019
Melbourne Int. Film Festival, Australia - 2019
Durban Film Festival, South African - 2019
Palm Spring Shortfest and Market, USA - 2019
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Int Film Festival, Spain - 2019
St. Paul Minneapolis Film Festival, USA - 2019
ATESIBI African Film Festival, 2019
Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon - 2019
Concorto Film Festival, Italy - 2019
Heartland Film Festival, USA - 2019
Odense Film Festival, Denmark - 2019
African Shorts – Semana del Cortometrage, Spain - 2019
Art Film Festival, Slovakia - 2019
Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norway - 2019
Brussels Int. Short Film Festival, Belgium - 2019
Sabbars Artistique – Atelier et Laboratoires de Femmes, Senegal - 2019
Dresden Film Festival, Germany - 2019
Arab Film Festival, The Netherlands - 2019
Festival Alto Vicentino, Italy - 2019
BlackStar Film Festival, USA - 2019
Sundance Theatrical Tour, Worldwide - 2019
Guanajuato Int. Film Festival, Mexico - 2019
Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland - 2019
San Gio Verona Video Festival, Italy - 2019
Le court nous tient, France - 2019
Pacific Meridian Vladivostok Int. Film Festival, Russia - 2019
Festival Cinémas d’Afrique, France - 2019
Manarat Film Festival, Tunisia - 2019
Festival du Film Maghrébin de Oujda, Morroco - 2019
Bueu Int. Film Festival, Spain - 2019
Desertscape Int. Film Festival, USA - 2019
Mostra de Cinema Africanos, Brazil - 2019
Int. Short-Film Festival of San Roque, Spain - 2019
DokuFest Film Festival, Kosovo - 2019
Africajarc, France - 2019